Welcome to BASCAP
Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP)
Promoting and Protecting Intellectual Property in Nigeria July 2015
2015 BASCAP Intermediares Report
BASCAP member company spotlight - Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever discusses private sector views at the IP London Enforcement Summit
BASCAP picks up another GAC award
IP recommendations - ICC BASCAP launches new report on the value of intellectual property in Ukraine
BASCAP Director Jeffrey Hardy at the World Chambers Congress
Public Awareness - Fakes Cost More, I Buy Real is an international consumer awareness campaign
Intergovernmental agenda - BASCAP Director Jeff Hardy presents IP recommendations to Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev
Counterfeiting and piracy undermine economic development
The massive infiltration of counterfeit and pirated goods drains $1 trillion from the global economy and robs over 2.5 million jobs. Unsafe and ineffective products now pose a risk to millions of consumers, while governments, businesses and society are being robbed of hundreds of billions in tax revenues, income and jobs.
A disorder of this magnitude undermines economic development, a sound market economy system and open international trade and investment. No legitimate business or country is immune to the impact of counterfeiting and piracy, and no single actor can successfully fight this battle alone, which is why ICC created the Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP).
Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma to Deliver Keynote Speech at the IACC-BASCAP 2016 Annual Spring Conference on May 18-20 in Orlando
BASCAP is partnering with the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC) to organize the 2016 Annual Spring Conference. The Spring Conference will focus on "Securing the Global Supply Chain Against Counterfeiting and Piracy - Rights holders and intermediaries working together to stop fakes". The agenda, based on BASCAP 2015 report on the roles and responsibilities of intermediaries, will feature high level speakers from rights holders, intermediaries, government and IGOs.
The Conference will aim to cultivate a balanced and constructive dialogue between the different parties involved in the manufacturing, distribution and sale of legitimate goods, and seek to develop concrete ideas on how to mitigate the risk of counterfeits and pirated products infiltrating the global supply chain.
Click here for the full Spring Conference agenda and to register
Roles and Responsibilities on Intermediaries: Fighting counterfeiting and piracy in the supply chain
ICC BASCAP launches a new report in Paris on 26 March 2015 - 'Roles and Responsibilities on Intermediaries: Fighting counterfeiting and piracy in the supply chain'. The paper outlines steps that intermediaries can take to help eliminate global supply chain vulnerabilities that allow infiltration of counterfeit and pirated products. The paper sets out cross-cutting measures and best practices that will help intermediaries-ranging from express shipping companies to online search engines and market places-ensure that their systems fit-for purpose to eliminate the infiltration of counterfeit goods and pirated content.
Click here to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of intermediaries
Promoting and Protecting Intellectually Property in Nigeria
ICC BASCAP launches a new report in Lagos, Nigeria on 15 July 2015, which outlines the value of intellectual property in Nigeria and provides comprehensive policy and legislative recommendations to advance the Nigerian IP rights protection and enforcement regime.
Access Nigeria IP report and recommendations
Featured event: ICC BASCAP- INTA workshop in Singapore
BASCAP joined the International Trademark Association (INTA) on 2 March in Singapore to co-host the first in a planned series of regional workshops under the theme 'Intermediaries and Rights Holders - Working Together to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy'.
BASCAP at recent events
Join the fight
membership strengthens your company's internal capability to deal with
counterfeiting and piracy of your brands. Membership opens access to a group composed of like-minded multinational companies. Membership to the group gives you the ability to drive the BASCAP agenda to focus only on the most important issues in counterfeiting and piracy and to act at the highest levels.